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Unit of Study MRNE5009 Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Protected Areas (2024)

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  • Enrolment information

    There will be a 2-day compulsory residential for ALL students (Online and On Campus) that will be held at the National Marine Science Centre, Coffs Harbour. Please refer to for further information on timetables.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

Explain and understand the key trends and issues in commercial, recreational and indigenous fisheries at a global and national level

Understand, be able to define and use key terms and concepts related to fisheries and marine parks

Demonstrate skills and knowledge on the collection and use of data in the assessment and decision-making processes of fisheries management

Critically evaluate and understand the structure and appropriateness of fisheries and marine park management systems including regulatory measures, legislation, international instruments, and governance.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Residential 2 days (Once)

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Residential 2 days (Once)

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • There are compulsory readings and a Study Guide for this unit. See MySCU ( for details.

  • You will need closed shoes for the laboratory practical. Bring a lab coat if you have one.

    On the residential field trips you must wear protective footwear and be prepared to bring wet-weather clothing. You should also bring sun protection including sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat.

    Please bring a field notebook and pencil for recording field observations in the Residential School and field trip.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.

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